If you liked Cowboy Bebop, then you would probably like Samurai Champloo (as its made by the same guy) and Outlaw Star (similar scenario).
i loved black lagoon too. i watched it on my x-mas break. samurai champloo for sure. >.<
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex I & II - Well written, lots of action, great characters. A fairly serious anime that touches on philosophy, although if that sort of thing bugs you it is easy to ignore as the rest of it is high quality. It's very much in the vein of the more serious episodes of Cowboy Bebop.
Ghost in the Shell Movie: An "acquired taste." Stand Alone Complex is truer to the characters in Shiro Masamune's original manga than the original movie adaptation. This movie is more in the art catagory.
Patlabor: Not bad, but it's slow, so if you don't like slow plots, you probably won't like it.
Evangelion: Avoid it, at least the old series (I haven't seen the new one). I haven't seen anyone pimping it in this thread, but sooner or later it is a series that comes up in conversation typically by someone who knows nothing about psychology expounding about the brilliance of the creation. It does start with good characterization, but shortly after starting the thing stalls and ends poorly.
Macross Plus (Movie version): Transforming space ships, a love triangle, and a singing computer. Fairly serious, and for years had been the most expensive production of an anime ever. Originally made as a 4 part OVA, the director wanted to improve on it, so he had the movie made by judicious editing of the OVA and had a few new scenes added. If you like it, I'd suggest watching Macross Zero and perhaps Macross: Do You Remember Love, then Macross Fronteer. Only watch Macross 7 if you really, really like Macross. Do You Remember Love abridges the original Macross series, which was brought over to the US as the first Robotech saga. While good, it is a bit old-school, and I've known people who still get
Hellsing & Hellsing Ultimate: The pinnacle of vampire stories. The original anime (Hellsing) is good, and diverges from the manga. Hellsing Ultimate is truer to the manga, and really pushes the over-the-top crazy vampire slaughter-spree. Lots of blood and violence, so if that isn't your thing, avoid.
Full Metal Alchemist: Half of it is true to the manga, the other half isn't because production of the anime out-ran the production of the manga. It still has a very good story, and the animation is decent for the budget.
Vandread: Men are from Mars (Tarak), Women are from Venus (Mejere), then 3 guys end up in a spaceship full of women with a crisis on their hands. Shenanigans ensue. The description of this series is rather cliche, but the guys making it do a good job to make it the highest quality for the budget. One of my favorites.
Death Note: Not one that I like, but that's because there aren't any likable characters in the show. It has a very intricate and well written plot, though, and a lot of back and forth between the protagonist and the antagonist.
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust - Quality movie, high-end animation and an interesting plot. Can get a bit gory.
Glass Fleet: Great show, although it may take a few episodes to get into it. Most of the (good guy) characters aren't likable at first, but that improves as the viewer gets to know them. Has a lot of noble intrigue and epic space battles.
This should be enough variety to find something you like.
try baccano, it's a short series but It will make you want more
hmmmm i suggest u watch FMA brotherhood
As an anime veteran I can strongly suggest these animes for any anime lover or casual anime watcher..
In no particular order:
Darker than Black
Tengen Toppa Guren Laagan
Full Metal Alchemist
those are the only decent ones I could think up for now there are many more but they dont come to mind.
hmm... am not sure what anime is good for your tastes, but I think Weiss Kreuz is good, even if it's a bit old. Also Yu Yu Hakusho is nice.^^
These days most animes are hardly good to watch anymore cause they can't come up with a good original story. Most of the good ones are from manga and they usually end the anime without properly finishing it because they caught up with the manga and have no more materials for it till the manga ends, not to mention there are alot of fillers.
Lately i've been really into Basilisk. It's really beautiful -at the end i cried T.T !
It talks about a war between ninjas with a love story behind... I don't know if it is your gender ^^
Towards Terra: A bit of a space drama, if you're looking for one. I just like the concept and the OST.
I want to recommend another one but I forgot the title. I remember someone somewhere call it as space opera. I'll give you the name of the anime once I remember.
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